There are many different neurological conditions, and this ProTrainings course covers the most common ones.
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Understanding Neurology (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 4 hours and 17 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£9.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

The Essex Neurology Network brings together people from across Essex who have an interest in neurology – either as health or social care professionals, volunteers, staff members from voluntary and private sector organisations, or those people living with a neurological condition.  The Network was established to raise awareness and promote understanding of neurological conditions, in order to secure the highest standards of service and care.

The Network has undertaken work on improving diagnosis conversations and assisting GP’s in signposting neurological patients to relevant support and services. As a result of our various engagement activities and projects, there is evidence to suggest that the experience of a patient with a neurological condition would be significantly improved if the health and care professionals they came into contact with, had a better understanding of the symptoms and care pathways.

In 2017 we surveyed 147 professionals, ranging from social workers to palliative care practitioners, GPs and nurses to occupational health professionals and physiotherapists, to find out more information about their training needs and preferences.  What we found was that although many of our partner organisations have their own in-depth training courses, there was nothing available which gave a more practical overview of a range of neurological conditions and how these can impact on everyday life.

To address this gap, the Essex Neurology Network, in partnership with Healthwatch Essex, has created a series of filmed modules which provide an overview of eight of the more common neurological conditions, together with insight from some people who actually live with the conditions themselves. 

These modules are designed to help workers understand more about the condition and how it may affect the person they support.   We have also included links to further information and support which can be found in the download section of the course.

We are immensely grateful to Healthwatch Essex for making the production of this e-learning course possible and indeed, to all the staff and volunteers who have given their time so generously.  We hope that by completing this course, you will contribute to our aim of generating a lasting impact for those people living day to day with a neurological condition.

Gina Rutterford, MS Society

Chair – Essex Neurology Network


The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Care workers
  • Social care
  • GPs
  • Occupational Health Professionals
  • Physiotherapists

This course comes with 5.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 4 hours and 17 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For full details of course contents of this online course please visit

  • Introduction to ‘Understanding Neurology’
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  • Module factsheet - Huntington's disease (HD)
  • Module factsheet - Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Module factsheet - Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Module factsheet - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Module factsheet - Stroke
  • Module factsheet – Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Module factsheet - Epilepsy
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Healthwatch Essex
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Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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What People are Saying

“This is a very good resource, it has been well developed with the right amount of information. The course is easy to follow and move through all the steps.”

- Yvonne, Regional External Relations Officer from Greater Manchester

“This has been an exceptionally interesting, difficult, and thought-provoking course. there is always more to learn and this also showed this factor. thank you”

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